Plug in as a tiny robot to fill a museum with real-life photos using your Nintendo 3DS cameras
This summer, the Nintendo eShop library is set to expand with two new games available for download exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Launching on June 19, Pullblox World brings the puzzle-platformer series to Wii U, accompanied by special price promotions for all three games in the series. Hot on the heels of this and the topic of this article, Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (Jissha de Chibi-Robo! in Japan), first announced for North America as Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder, will now be releasing in Europe on July 3rd on Nintendo 3DS. The game marks the return of the fan-favorite little robot in a photo scavenger hunt that uses the system cameras to bring real-world objects into Chibi-Robo’s world.
Once again, you\’ll be using the Nintendo 3DS cameras to accurately line up in-game silhouettes with real-life objects, take a snap and watch them be transformed into the coveted NostalJunk.
The game also seeks introduce you to a cast of colorful and hilarious characters who need Chibi-Robo’s help to solve their problems. Completing missions earn Happy Points to obtain new silhouette film for your camera. The more happiness you spread, the faster you can realise The Curator’s dream of having as many NostalJunk aficionados admire his exhibits as possible.
What’s more, European players of Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! can enter NostalJunk Contests to win exclusive costumes for their Chibi-Robo to flaunt in-game. Starting soon after launch, SpotPass contests will take place for a limited time, and players can submit their prized photos as NostalJunk to Nintendo. A curated selection of nominees will become available in the Contest judging room, where players can vote on their favourite, and one lucky winner receives two exclusive Chibi-Robo costumes, while up to nine runner-ups receive a single costume prize. Keep an eye on Nintendo’s Facebook and Twitter for more details on these NostalJunk Contests, and once each contest is concluded, ten players will have their winning entries displayed on the Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! gamepage.
In Shawn Long’s review of Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder, he praised the game for sporting excellent animation and for utilizing the Nintendo 3DS camera well, among other things, ultimately awarding the game with a high score of 7.5. Despite this, he says the camera still limits the experience and photo recognition could be spotty. Such criticisms led him to a low score of 5.5. After all was said and done, he awarded the game with a final score of 7.
\”Overall, Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is an interesting game,\” Shawn said in the closing statement of his Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder review. \”It is a much better use of the 3DS camera then Spirit Camera: Cursed Memoirs was, but it still isn’t a gameplay mechanic that can be fully used. If the 3DS had a more powerful built in camera, or a flash feature, the game would be a much better experience. As it is, Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is only a $9.99 purchase, and it is worth the money. Just grab a flash light, a spot light, or harness the power of the sun to take your pictures with a high clarity so you can fully enjoy the game.\”
From the puzzle-platforming challenges of Pullblox World on Wii U (19th June) to the picture-taking adventures in Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (3rd July), owners of Nintendo platforms will have even more gameplay experiences to look forward to this summer, exclusively in the Nintendo eShop.